• Topics



    ·        Phenomenology: phase transitions and universality

    ·        Models: ising, Heisenberg, and more

    ·        Mean field theory and Landau-Ginzburg theory

    ·        Ising model in one dimension

    ·        Real space renormalization group

    ·        Renormalization group and field theory

    ·        Disorder, the Harris criterion, replica symmetry breaking

    ·        Quantum phase transitions

    ·        Superconductivity, vortices and the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition

    ·        The Kondo effect